| Mar 30, 2013
| 9:00 PM
Phil Ramone, the veteran record producer whose work with such top-tier talent as Barbra Streisand, Bob Dylan and Paul Simon made him one of the most revered figures in the music business, died Saturday. He was 79.
He died of complications from pneumonia...
| Aug 14, 2013
| 3:28 PM
What fabulous, cool weather we have had during the first part of this month. Whoever thought that those two words would ever describe August weather in our area, for crying out loud? I hope my words don't jinx the situation.
I have to keep pushing the...
| Nov 14, 2013
| 11:17 AM
Music biopics often seem ubiquitous, but it's not always easy to drum up movies about famous tune-smiths.
Take Don Cheadle's in-the-making movie about the jazz trumpet player and composer Miles Davis, which he's been trying to get started for years....
| Dec 4, 2013
| 1:23 PM
When set decorator Claudette Didul needed to decorate Sally Draper's bedroom with 1960s-era clothing for an episode of "Mad Men" last season, she knew just the place.
Didul went to Playclothes, a vintage clothing and furnishing store in Burbank, to...
| Dec 12, 2013
| 6:15 AM
Elvis. Aretha. The Beatles. These are the titans.
Jerome Felder, Spooner Oldham and Freda Kelly? They're the supporting players.
Following on last year's Oscar-winning Sixto Rodriguez documentary, "Searching for Sugarman," a fresh set of nonfiction...
| Apr 19, 2013
| 11:02 AM
There's no honor among thieves - except for Jason Statham's title character, that is - in this well-executed melodrama based on novels by veteran crime writer Donald Westlake, who used the alias Richard Stark for them.
Parker is a member of a robbery...
| Oct 10, 2013
| 3:55 PM
Elvis Presley called him up in the middle of the night to thank him for a song. John Lennon went to a banquet just so he could sit next to him. Dion said meeting with him was like "being inside a cubicle with a piano and a genius." His name was Jerome...
| Oct 15, 2013
Darker Than Blue, Casey Jenkins' white-tablecloth soul-food cafe on Greenmount Avenue, will close at the end of October. The restaurant's last day is Oct. 31, according to Jenkins.
"We've been able to outgrow our current location," Jenkins said of his...
| Oct 25, 2013
| 6:08 AM
These are hard times for PBS. Vast changes in technology and lifestyle, coupled with withering economic forces and timid leadership, threaten the existence of public television as we’ve known it for the past 43 years.
So on the rare occasions these...
| Dec 20, 2013
| 12:07 PM
Toss a hearty "that's the way" out into a crowded room and see if you don't get back a lewd "uh-huh uh-huh" in return. Or tell a friend you'd like to do a little dance, make a little love, and watch them also suggest you also get down tonight. The music...
| Oct 11, 2013
If Casey Abrams has his way, the Top 10 contestant on the 2011 season of “American Idol” ill play venues the size of Bucks County Playhouse in New Hope, where he plays tonight, for the rest of his career. “I’m......